18742Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: Hammock Stands
- Feb 6, 2008Scroll down on this page to see my setup:
I will try a piece of rebar, and an additional stake like in your
photo and see how it works. I think I have a 20" piece of rebar, and
a 16" spike. Maybe I will go to the hardware store tonight.
If man made it, don't eat it!!!
Never underestimate the wisdom of nature!!!
Quoting Bill Keiser <bk2@...>:
>> . . . My biggest challenge is to find stakes
>> worthy of staying in the ground, or not breaking.
> see my diagram i posted a while back:
> (sharpstick photo folder if the link doesn't work)
> i thought i invented this setup but ralph pointed out that this is
> how circus tents are staked.
> i live in florida where we have a lot of loose sand. this basically
> uses a long primary stake that is itself guyed down from the top to a
> shorter one. this keeps the main stake from rotating and pulling
> straight out of the ground. (i use it a lot for large tarps that might
> have a lot of force on them, although i prefer to have small lines
> that will break before the tarp fails.)
> i think this system with a spiral dog stake as the secondary stake
> might hold up a hammock.
> btw, has anyone used single support poles with double guylines to
> hold up a hammock? it would be lighter carrying a single pole, but
> might be a bit unstable before your weight stabilizes it. a light line
> between the tops of the poles should apply enough tension on it to
> keep it in place.
> also see these threads:
> billy sharpstick
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